challenge for charities

In order to achieve the Lander Community Foundation’s mission of promoting philanthropy and creating a stronger Lander community, the foundation sponsors the annual Challenge for Charities, a community-wide fundraiser, that culminates in the Lander Half Marathon, 5K and Kids' 1-mile Mad Dash.  

The Foundation distributed $303,028.44 to local nonprofits organizations at Lander Live in August. The Challenge for Charities fundraiser helped 35 participating nonprofits raise a record-breaking $225,000.  The 2016 Challenger matching pool raised $78,000, which adds up to the over $300,000 returned back to the community.  Over the past six years, an excess of 1.4 million dollars has been raised for Lander-area nonprofits by Lander Community Foundation’s Challenge for Charities.

For a recap article posted by County 10, click here.


race information

2017 Challenge for Charities Lander Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Kids' Mad Dash
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
6:00 AM - Half Marathon Runners and Walkers
7:00 AM - 5K Runners and Walkers
8:30 AM - 1 Mile Kids' Mad Dash


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2016 platinum sponsorS

Fremont Therapy Group, LLC & Fremont Toyota
For a complete list of Event Sponsors and Community Challengers, click here.